Savenay–Landerneau railway

The railway from Savenay to Landerneau is an important French 245-kilometre long railway line. It is used for passenger (express, regional and suburban) and freight traffic. The railway was opened in several stages between 1862 and 1867.[3]

Savenay–Landerneau railway
Ligne Savenay - Landerneau.svg
Map of the line
Overview
SystemSNCF
StatusOperational
LocaleFrance (Pays de la Loire,
Brittany)
TerminiSavenay
Gare de Landerneau
Operation
Opened1862-1867
OwnerRFF
Operator(s)SNCF
Technical
Line length245 km (152 mi)
Number of tracksSavenay-Quimper: Double track
Quimper-Landerneau: Single track[2]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationSavenay–Quimper 25 kV 50 Hz[1]
Route map

km
elev.
in m
469.477
Savenay
18
469.760
481.930
483.580
Pontchâteau
7
483.811
Pontchâteau tunnel (152m)
490.059
Drefféac
6
494.209
Saint-Gildas-des-Bois
17
498.628
Sévérac
21
509.689
511.354
Redon
12
528.571
Malansac
85
540.326
540.326
Questembert
100
541.100
547.905
La Vraie-Croix
118
554.370
Elven
86
565.755
Vannes
22
581.996
Sainte-Anne-d'Auray
34
584.946
Auray
37
585.758
588.986
594.110
Landaul - Mendon
23
598.216
Landévant
10
604.120
Brandérion
25
611.260
Hennebont
22
619.447
Lorient
16
620.095
0.000
4.638
Port de Lorient
628.310
Gestel
47
639.694
Quimperlé
37
645.340
Mellac - Le Trévoux
76
653.987
Bannalec
86
664.604
Rosporden
118
665.302
672.050
Saint-Yvi
64
684.794
Quimper
6
685.603
Quimper tunnel (310m)
685.900
690.000
694.876
Plogonnec tunnel (231m)
702.562
Quéménéven
68
715.201
Châteaulin
53
721.814
Pont-de-Buis
728.690
Pont-de-Buis-lès-Quimerc'h
70
731.051
Neiz-Vran tunnel (431m)
740.360
Hanvec
91
750.580
Daoulas
54
758.187
Dirinon
103
768.264
602.754
603.559
Landerneau
30
km
elev.
in m

RouteEdit

TrafficEdit

Main stationsEdit

Line historyEdit

The section between Savenay and Lorient was opened in 1862

  • Lorient - Quimper: 1863
  • Quimper - Châteaulin: 1864
  • Châteaulin - Landerneau: 1867

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RFF - Map of electrified railway lines" (PDF).
  2. ^ "RFF - Map of all railway lines" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18.
  3. ^ Direction Générale des Ponts et Chaussées et des Chemins de Fer (1869). Statistique centrale des chemins de fer. Chemins de fer français. Situation au 31 décembre 1869 (in French). ?: Ministère des Travaux Publics. p. ?-?.